Monday, March 31, 2008

These are the needles that I painted for my swappee for the Red Sox Swap I'm in. The needle tops are rounded and small, so I couldn't trace the icon on, but I'm pretty happy with the way they came out freehand. It makes me appreciate the detailing that
went into the flowers painted on the needles I have from Peace Fleece.

Despite buying an itty bitty paintbrush for the job, it still took immense concentration to not shake my hand or make any sudden movements.

As I am prone to sudden, erratic movements, this was no small task, and I'm pretty sure I drive my pottery teacher nuts.

Speaking of which, that bowl is the first thing I made on the wheel worth firing. I love it despite its asymmetry. And I did glaze it like that on purpose :)

This is my progress on the Endpaper Mitts.

I found a suggestion on Ravelry to cast on with the size 2 dpns instead. And if you scroll down to a few posts ago, you can see how much better this edge looks, size wise. And it even fits over my hand now!
My colorwork is a bit wonky on the bottom, but maybe that will motivate me to attempt blocking when I'm through. I really love the way the pattern looks, I love my's just too bad that it'll be 60 degrees out by the time I finish. Oh well, winter is half the year up here anyways :) In theory, we should be deep into mud season, but it's been a cold spring, and the only mud I've seen has been on farms...on warmer days.

It appears that I was flaked on for the Cocoa Swap, so that's kind of disappointing, though even if I got a package in the next week or so it would still be cocoa weather.


trashalou said...

shame on your cocoa no show (I do like a good rhyme however unintentional!)but your pottery and mitts look fab!

stella said...

The pottery looks great!

BTW, I tagged you. Please check my blog for info. :)

ponyknit said...

Awesome painting job! I've been looking at handpainted needles, that's a neat idea for the swap! Pretty color choice on the mitts!
Thanks for posting my contest!

LizzieK8 said...

Love the pot. My best friend just bought a pottery wheel and promises to teach me!